Why I Hate the New York Yankees
Posted On July 14, 2021
On a hot July day in 2017, the New Yorkers were in their final year of the city’s long and tortuous “tenantship” period.
The Yankees were rebuilding in the Bronx and the Bronx was going through a major transformation that was only beginning.
The Bronx’s once-vibrant downtown, a century-old cultural center that had long hosted a bustling cultural scene, was in ruins.
The city’s subway system had been shut down for years and had become a grim, grim, gloomy, and very sad place.
Many people still lived in their apartments in the city, many of them young men, and many of those apartments were being demolished for a major project that would transform the Bronx into a high-rise apartment district.
As the demolition began, a local resident named Jon Turturro called the Yankees.
“I just wanted to let you know that I’m not afraid,” he said, and that he was in love with them.
“It was the Yankees,” Turturos continued.
“We were gonna build a stadium in the neighborhood.
The Yankee Stadium would be right on the waterfront, right next to the waterfront.”
The Yankees, who had owned the New Jersey team since 1929, were on their way to the Bronx.
Turturros, who would become the face of the Bronx Yankee Stadium project, and the man who would eventually become president of the Yankees, were friends and neighbors.
Turturgos had worked for the Yankees from 1976 to 1978 and had been a player in the early 1970s.
He was also a longtime sports journalist, and in the years that followed, he became a regular on TV sports talk shows and newspapers, often appearing on the local news.
But, in the late 1980s, he found himself at odds with a city that was moving in a decidedly different direction.
In a city where the rich were increasingly taking over, and where a growing number of young people were going to the suburbs for a better life, many were questioning the place of baseball in the New Yorker’s history.
The New York Times published a lengthy profile of Jon Turgos in the spring of 2018.
“The Bronx Yankee stadium is in some ways an emblem of a post-New York life,” the article began.
The article went on to describe how the Yankees were building a stadium that would be in the middle of a densely populated, economically vibrant area that was already undergoing some major changes, including the demolition of the waterfront. “
But the Yankees’ new stadium, which is currently under construction, will be the largest and most expensive sports facility in the world.”
The article went on to describe how the Yankees were building a stadium that would be in the middle of a densely populated, economically vibrant area that was already undergoing some major changes, including the demolition of the waterfront.
“There is a sense that the Bronx will be like an architectural wasteland,” it wrote.
“Turturgo and his partners will not be able to live up to their own lofty ideals of building a massive ballpark, as the area has already become the playground for the likes of the Dodgers, Mets, Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Red Bulls and Red Sox II.
They will not have a home field that they can put on a pedestal.
They won’t have the infrastructure they need to attract an even larger audience.”
The story made it seem like the Yankees weren’t just rebuilding an area.
They were moving the Bronx from the future to the past, to the place that was, and it was a troubling narrative.
In January of 2020, a New York City Councilman named Ydanis Rodriguez introduced a bill that would require the Yankees to build a ballpark in the borough’s waterfront district.
This would be a significant development in the history of the borough, one that would make the area a magnet for the development of a new high-rises in the region.
As it turned out, the legislation did not pass, but the Yankees would continue building stadiums in the district, one of them the now-vacant Yankee Stadium complex in Queens.
The team would continue to play games in the stadium, and they would continue being a fixture in the lives of millions of New Yorkers.
In 2017, Jon Turbos would become president and CEO of the New Yankees, the team that had been one of the most successful franchises in baseball history, and he would spend the next seven years leading the franchise as it grew and evolved into one of Major League Baseball’s most successful and successful franchises.
In 2021, Turtureros would be killed in a plane crash that killed his wife and three children, leaving him to assume the role of president and chief operating officer of the team.
A year later, he would be replaced by T. Boone Pickens, the most prominent African-American figure in baseball.
The year after that, Jon was killed in an explosion